Can Makeup Actually Make Your Eyes Look Bigger? These Hacks Say Yes

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Whether you want to make your smaller-set eyes look bigger or simply look more awake, both are easier to achieve than you think. From using bronzer on your eyelids to highlighting your peepers, Savoir Flair’s top five makeup hacks will help you create the illusion of big, beautiful eyes in no time.

1

Conceal Cleverly

Dark circles and undereye bags can make eyes look smaller, so turn to clever concealing to illuminate your eye area. This will help eyes appear bigger and brighter, especially if you pick a concealer that has light-reflecting pigments, like Chanel’s ‘Éclat Lumière Highlighter Face Pen’.

Can Makeup Actually Make Your Eyes Look Bigger? These Hacks Say Yes

Chanel ‘Éclat Lumière Highlighter’

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2

Love Your Lash Curler

In just a matter of seconds, your eyelash curler can transform your lashes and eyes into more prominent features. By curling your lashes before you apply mascara, you help give them extra volume whilst opening up your eyes. The reason for this is that the peculiar-looking tool curls your lashes away from your eye area, thereby preventing the illusion of a shadow.

Can Makeup Actually Make Your Eyes Look Bigger? These Hacks Say Yes

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty ‘Eyelash Curler’

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3

Line Right

If you’re using a black kohl liner all around your eyes, it’s time to stop. This actually closes up your eyes and makes them look much smaller, especially if you’re using it to line your lower waterline. Instead, reach for a white or cream-colored kohl for your lower waterline, and then use your darker shade underneath to line your lower lashline. This trick will instantly open up your eyes and make them look bigger and brighter than ever before!

Can Makeup Actually Make Your Eyes Look Bigger? These Hacks Say Yes

Clinique ‘Skinny Stick Eyeliner in Angel Hair’

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4

Smudge It In

To add depth and definition to your eyes, use a blending brush to smudge a matte-brown shade into the crease of your eyelids. To avoid having to carry around more products, any matte bronzer will work perfectly for this, like ‘Hoola’ by Benefit.

Can Makeup Actually Make Your Eyes Look Bigger? These Hacks Say Yes

Benefit ‘Hoola Bronzing Powder’

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5

Highlight, Highlight, Highlight

There’s no hiding from the fact that highlighters can bring your face to life, but did you know they can also do the same for your eyes? Gently dab a shimmery white shadow or highlighter on the inner corners of your eyes for an instant big-eyed boost. You can also use it under your brow bone and along the top of your cheekbones to brighten the whole area and draw more attention to your beautiful, bigger-looking eyes.

Can Makeup Actually Make Your Eyes Look Bigger? These Hacks Say Yes

Fenty Beauty ‘Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Metal Moon’

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